Classes are $15 for a three hour session. Please call or come in to sign-up prior to coming to class so that our teachers can be fully prepared for you. If you are interested in a class but it is not scheduled at a time that is convenient for you, let us know. We will work with you to try to accommodate your schedule. A list of our classes along with photos of the class project (when available) is located below the calendar.
If you have a specific project you need assistance with, let us know. We will pair you with the appropriate staff member to assist you with your project and schedule a class just for you so you can get guaranteed individual attention. There is no extra charge for this. The regular class fee of $15 per session still applies.
Do you need some social sewing time? Consider joining one of our groups. Groups are informal get-togethers of like-minded folks for the purpose working on a project and socializing with others. The fee is $5 per session. For those who plan to attend every month we offer a discounted price of $50 for the year (which gives you 12 meetings for the price of ten). If you regularly attend more than one group a month we offer an even better deal, $75 for the year and you can attend any group we offer. You do still need to let us know if you are coming each month because (1) we will worry about you if we are expecting you and you don't show and (2) we need to make sure that we have enough seating for everyone. Below is a list of our current groups:
Spargoettes: This group meets twice a month on the first Wednesday and second Tuesday. Members of this group work on Sue Spargo projects and Sue Spargo inspired projects (wool applique and hand embroidery). There is no leader for this group.
Happy Scrappers: This group meets the third Wednesday of each month and works on scrap projects. Lynn is the leader of this group and plans a project for everyone to work on each month. The projects are not "group quilts." Each member uses her own fabrics and makes her own version of the project. Usually the projects span several months. However, working on the planned project is not required. You are welcome to come and work on whatever you'd like.
Saturday Scrappers: This group meets the second Saturday of each month. Lynn is the leader of this group and plans a project for everyone to work on each month. This group was formed because the Happy Scrappers group was getting too big and meeting on Saturdays allows those who work during the week to be able to participate. As with the Happy Scrappers, working on the planned project is not required. Anyone is welcome to come and work on whatever you'd like.
Finish It Up Friday: This group meets either the second Friday or third Friday of each month. It moves to fit the schedule as needed. There is no leader of this group. There is no leader for this group. The purpose of the group is to finish up a UFO or make progress on a current project. It's a good opportunity to get some uninterrupted sewing time.
No Machines Allowed: This group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Barb is the leader of this group. As the name suggests, this is a hand-sewing only group. Members work on hand applique, beading, hand quilting, English paper piecing - anything that does not require the use of a sewing machine. This group does occasionally plan a project to work on together. However, you are never obligated to participate in the planned project.
All That Glitters: Fun to make stars that are created in a very slick way from just four charm squares (two each of two fabrics). This project goes together quickly because of this fast method. Beginner Friendly.
Beading: Learn the basics of hand beading. The project is small so you can get the idea without a huge investment in time or money. One session.
Beginning Bag Making: We will start you with a very simple bag pattern: Charming Handbag (shown) or Basic tote (no photo yet). In this class you will learn how to make handles, box the bottom and line a bag. With this knowledge you can make quite a few different bags. If there is interest we will progress to adding zippers to the top and pockets, magnetic snaps, pockets inside the bag, etc. in future sessions.
Beginning Quilt Making: This will be a multi-session class. The number of sessions required will depend on each student. We will start the class with how to choose fabric for this project. We will teach you how to accurately cut out your quilt with a rotary cutter; how to accurately piece the blocks; how to assemble the blocks into a pieced top; how to put borders on (if the project requires borders); the basics of how to quilt your quilt (for detailed information on quilting you will need to take our Free-Motion Quilting class); and finally how to bind you quilt, and add a label and hanging sleeve.
Civil War Legacies: Learn the joys of small projects! There are several projects to choose from in the book Civil War Legacies which is required for this class. You can practice your piecing skills with these projects. Our sample is made with traditional style fabrics but these would look just as fabulous using a different style of fabric.
Classmate: This versatile bag could be used for taking supplies to quilting/sewing class or any other type of class. You could also use it for make-up or traveling for jewelry and charging cords.
Clothesline Tote or Bowl: Have you admired the clothesline bags but never made one because you didn't want to wrap the clothesline in strips of fabric? You don't have to! Use plain clothesline and colored thread to make patterns or pick up one of our hand-dyed clotheslines.
Collage Applique: You can choose to make the cat (not shown) or the dog pattern. You will learn how to choose fabrics and the process required to make one of these adorable collage style applique quilts. Pattern is required. Kits are available. Beginner Friendly.
Confetti Landscape: Make a landscape wall-hanging using fabric as your palette. One session. $10 kit required (tulle and invisible thread)
Curve It Up: Make a modern style sampler using the Quick Curve Ruler. Multiple sessions - as many as you need to get it finished. Intermediate or advanced quilters only please. Price cap for the class is set at $60, even if you need more than four class sessions to finish the quilt top.
Double Vision: This quilt looks hard but isn't! The technique has several applications. You can make one just like ours (kits available), or learn the technique and do your own thing.
Fold'n Stitch Wreath: Need a seasonal wreath or an unusual table topper? These dimensional wreaths are easy enough to make one for every season or occasion. Would make a great gift!
Free Motion Quilting: Learn the basics of free motion quilting. We will start where you need us to - at the very beginning by covering batting, basting, threads, needles, etc... or jump straight to designs.
Improv Piecing: Learn how to make your own designs using a specific process. Everyone's projects will be different! Our sample piece is only one example what can be achieved.
Log Cabin: Believe it or not, this one is made from a jelly roll and some border fabric. Learn to make this versatile block and explore the myriad layout options it offers. One session.
(Turned Edge) Machine Applique: Love the look of needle-turn applique but don't enjoy handwork? Learn how to get the same look by machine!
Metro Medallion (or Rings): The medallion quilt is shown below but you could also do the Metro Rings pattern in this class. Both of these use the Quick Curve Ruler and would be a good introduction to curved piecing. Intermediate or advanced quilters only please
Mini Pumpkins: This modern style wall hanging would be a good introduction to curved piecing. Kits are available. The pattern requires the Mini Quick Curve Ruler. Intermediate or advanced quilters only please.
One Block Wonder: The center of this beautiful quilt is made from only one fabric! Add a second border fabric and you have a stunning quilt that looks really impressive but isn't as difficult to make as it looks. Two sessions.
Paper Piecing without sewing through paper: This is a techique class for those of you who want the precision of paper piecing but don't enjoy pulling the paper off the back. This is also a great class for beginners who want to do complicated patterns but haven't yet developed precision piecing skills. Beginner Friendly.
Paper Piecing: Learn the basics of traditional paper piecing while making this beautiful star block. You can make just one to learn the technique and turn it into a pillow as we have done; make a few more and turn them into a table runner; or make a bunch for a quilt. Beginner Friendly. In fact, this is a great class for beginners because you are sewing on a drawn line. It is like tracing with a sewing machine!
Pillowcase: A good basic/beginning sewing project. Learn to make a basic pillowcase. Pattern included with the class. Beginner friendly. One session. Kit required. We have several kits to choose from or we will be happy to do a custom kit just for you
Popsicle Sticks: Take your favorite jelly roll and make this simple lap quilt. Beginner friendly. One session.
Professional Tote: This is one of the nicest bags I have ever made. The name really says it all - it is a very professional looking bag! It has multiple pockets inside and out, as well as two side pockets perfect for a water bottle, umbrella, baby bottle or phone. It would make a nice carry-on bag for travel, diaper bag for a new mom, or a weekend bag.
Quilt As You Go: Don't have a long arm but still want to quilt large quilts yourself? No problem! Learn how to QAYG (quilt as you go). The class will cover a couple of QAYG techniques so that you can choose the one that will work best for you. One session
Raggy Squares: This is a perfect beginner project. You will use one of our already fringed kits to create a snuggly flannel quilt. The one shown is a baby quilt but we would be happy to cut a kit using some of our non-baby flannels. Kit required.
Scrap Happy Purse: Use your scraps to make this adorable and functional bag. This is a very basic bag so if you are a quilter who'd like to learn a little about bag making, this is a great first bag for you to make. One session.
Sew Together Bag: A stinkin' cute bag perfect for sewing supplies, art supplies, make-up and more. One session. You need to have your fabric cut out and the interfacing fused to the appropriate pieces before coming to class. A walking foot, zipper foot and quarter inch foot are suggested.
Sidewalk Cafe: Learn how to make this gorgeous wall hanging. It really does look harder than it is to make. Kit required.
Steeple Chase: This is another fast and fun jelly roll project! You can make a quilt (shown) or a table runner. Free pattern included with the class fee. Beginner Friendly.
Sue Spargo Embroidery: Learn the joys of wool applique and some fancy embroidery stitches to dress it up. The applique and embroidery is done by hand. The bag is assembled by machine. Only the bag is shown. Two sessions. The first session we cover the basics of wool applique as well as which needles and threads to use. The second session covers the hand embroidery. If you need help finishing your project, additional sessions can be arranged.
Yellow Brick Road: Spend an afternoon and make a baby quilt. Fast, easy and fun! The pattern will make six sizes of finished quilts from Baby size to King size. Beginner friendly. One session
Alamosa Quilt Company is located in the Villa Mall at 3211 Main St., Suite H, Alamosa, CO 81101 (719) 937-2555